KLJC, CEM and Macao Water signed a cooperation agreement to jointly foster local young technicians
30 March 2017, Macau
In a bid to tie in with Macau MSAR Government’s talent development direction, promote Macau’s sustainable development, foster individuals who are interested to join the technical sector through providing them with adequate pre-employment training in an aim to strengthen their ability in employment, Macao Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School (KLJC), Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM, S.A. (CEM), and The Macao Water Supply Company, Ltd. (Macao Water) jointly launched a three-year “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Course”. The course is expected to begin in September this year.
KLJC, CEM and Macao Water held a cooperation agreement signing ceremony at KLJC on 23 March, which was officiated by Loi Kat Sat, Principal of KLJC; Shi Yulin, Executive Director of CEM; and Nacky Kuan, Executive Director of Macao Water, witnessed by guests including Kong Ngai, Head of Division of the Continuing Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ); Cheung Wai, Director of Vocational Training Department of the Labour Affairs Bureau; Fong Ka Fai, Vice Chairman of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Leong Wai Fong, Director of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; and Charles Leong, President of the Association of CEM & SAAM Workers.
During the ceremony, Loi Kat Sat said that KLJC, which was established in 1998, is a non-profit private school set up by Macau Federation of Trade Unions. The school is with a sophisticated teaching environment, practical workshops with comprehensive equipment, as well as professional teachers. In over ten years of operation, the school has made its contributions to the cultivation of local youths. The school opened night courses in 2010 in order to provide an opportunity for young people at work and those who have intention to learn to complete the basic education.
KLJC intends to strengthen cooperation with Macau enterprises in order to develop Macau’s vocational and technical education and play its role as a “vocational talents training base”. The agreement signed by KLJC together with CEM and Macao Water will offer a three-year vocational senior secondary evening school program commencing in the 2017/2018 academic year for training local young people with specific technical skills and competencies. Loi Kat Sat thanked CEM and Macao Water for their active involvement, full assistance and cooperation, and believed that with the support of the government and various sectors in Macau society, this training course can be held successfully to make contributions to the society.
Shi Yulin said that the company has teamed up with KLJC to hold the “Electrical Power System Technical Operator Course” for six consecutive years since 2011. Such courses have provided technical training for Macau young people and achieved fruitful results. Like previous courses, the “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Course” jointly held by CEM, KLJC and Macao Water this time will invite CEM’s engineers as mentors and provide students with internship opportunities. In addition, the course will integrate practical work with technologies, in a bid to grant students the opportunity to gain actual work experience and experience corporate culture, thereby strengthening students’ confidence in committing themselves to related industries.
As one of Macau’s major public service suppliers, CEM has always been devoted to local education, of which technical training is an important part. Such move aims to foster local talents and promote Macau’s sustainable development. Shi Yulin thanked the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Macao Water and KLJC for their support to the course.
Nacky Kuan said it’s the first time for Macao Water to take part in KLJC’s courses. She has long heard about KLJC’s active promotion and development of Macau’s vocational and technical education. Through teachings - both in practice and theory - KLJC has helped boost Macau’s vocational and technical level, cultivated diverse talents and enhanced the competitiveness of Macau youths.
Many Macau companies are desperate for technicians. Nacky Kuan hopes that colleagues can share their knowledge and techniques with youngsters by teaching in their spare time, in a bid to make contributions to the sustainable development of water and electricity industries. Macao Water is a responsible public utility in Macau. The company’s participation will encourage more technicians to join the water supply sector as well as promote the sector’s sustainable development.
The “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Course” is a three-year government-recognized vocational senior secondary evening school program which aims to foster local youths to become technicians who operate and maintain mechanical equipment and power generation system equipment with expertise and competency. The syllabus of the course will be jointly formulated by KLJC, CEM and Macao Water. CEM and Macao Water will provide mentorship for the program. In the third year of the program, CEM will provide internship opportunities to the students, enabling them to apply their techniques at work, acquire work experience, learn about corporate culture, as well as strengthen their confidence to work in the related industries. Students who complete the course with good performance can enjoy priority recruitment from CEM and Macao Water after finishing the program.
The “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Course” is now open for enrollment and welcome Macau residents who have graduated junior high schools and are at the age of 16 years old or above to apply. For more details, please contact KLJC at 2822 1711.